Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Zealand instead of Belize, you would:

Health

be 94.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belize, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In New Zealand, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 6.8 years longer


In Belize, the average life expectancy is 75 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 27.8% more likely to be obese


In Belize, 24.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.7 times more money


Belize has a GDP per capita of $8,300 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

be 47.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Belize, 9.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

Life

be 75.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Belize, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 68.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Belize, approximately 11.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

have 41.8% fewer children


In Belize, there are approximately 22.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 92.9% more likely to have internet access


In Belize, approximately 47.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 13.5% less on education


Belize spends 7.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 39.2 times more coastline


Belize has a total of 386 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.

New Zealand: At a glance

New Zealand (sometimes abbreviated NZ) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 264,537 sq km. The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.

How big is New Zealand compared to Belize? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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